Meet the Team

This is the page about us – theGIST team. We are always more than happy to answer your questions,
so don’t be shy. For general enquiries, please contact

 

  • HEAD OF STRATHCLYDE/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Aidan McFadden
    – A physicist working towards a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde
    – Main point of contact for University of Strathclyde
    – Aidan likes football, the gym and Christopher Hitchen’s books.

 

  • HEAD OF GLASGOW/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Alisha Aman
    – Just completed her MSc in Medical Genetics and Genomics at the University of Glasgow and is a Research Assistant at the uni at present.
    – Main point of contact for University of Glasgow
    – Alisha likes FOOD (x infinity), the Big Bang Theory, Coldplay, and is a big time nerd.

 

  • SUBMISSIONS EDITOR: Derek Connor
    – A Chemist working towards a PhD in Physics at the University of Strathclyde
    – Main point of contact for article submissions supported by deputy submissions editor Mirunia Costreie
    – Derek likes talking about science, and taking pleasure in people’s dismay when they find out how few movies he’s watched.

 

  • DEPUTY SUBMISSIONS EDITOR: Miruna Costreie
    – A Neuroscience undergraduate at The University of Glasgow
    – Miruna is cool…with whatever related to science, music or nature 🙂

 

  • SNIPPETS EDITOR: Richard Murchie
    – Currently a Mathematics and Physics undergraduate
    – Handles all snippet submissions and editing
    – Richard likes antidotes (the album not the remedy) and reading into ancient civilisations

 

  • HEAD OF COPY-EDITING: Kimberley Wood
    – Currently working towards a PhD in isotope ecology at SUERC/the Uni of Glasgow
    – Oversees and delegates copy-editing
    – Kim likes climbing trees, reading Game of Thrones and wearing vintage headscarves.

 

  • HEAD OF VIDEOS: Elliot Ross
    – Responsible for the Video Team
    – Elliot is a chemistry undergrad at the University of Strathclyde

 

  • HEAD OF PODCASTS: Aidan McFadden
    – Responsible for the Podcast Team
    – Aidan likes podcasts, kinda..

 

  • EVENTS & FINANCE MANAGER: Umair Iqbal
    – Deals with funding (incl. grants and advertisements) & Events such as the pub quiz
    – Umair loves watching Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire. A big fan of sports and playing them too!

 

  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Katrina Wesencraft
    – Working towards an MSc in Medical Visualisation & Human Anatomy
    – Responsible for theGIST communication via Newsletters, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
    – Katrina’s hobbies include dying her hair and eating cheese

 

  • HEAD OF DESIGN: Emily Breen
    – Studies Product Design Engineering at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of art.
    – Responsible for poster and magazine layout
    – Emily enjoys painting, Chinese food and never finishing tv series.

 

  • HEAD OF WEB: Matt Mitchell
    – Physics Undergraduate at University of Strathclyde